
#1
Nov1412, 02:03 PM

P: 23

So imangine a potential well that looks like this: _
where the 1st and the third line have a potential U and the 2nd line has U=0. A wavefunction is coming from the left with E>U. When the wave function hits the first potential change(where the ΔU = negative), does some of the wavefunction get reflected back? In other words, can a wavefunction that faces a negative change in potential get reflected back? (and if so, can a wavefunction that faces no change in potential get reflected? I feel like if a wavefunction has a chance getting reflected off a negative potential, then it would have a higher chance getting reflected off no change in potential... but this does not seem right) 


Register to reply 
Related Discussions  
What's more important to a potential theoretical physicist: lab or math research?  Academic Guidance  5  
Theoretical question  Special & General Relativity  1  
Electric Potential Difference Question (Parallel plates, higher potential)  Introductory Physics Homework  1  
A theoretical question on potential  Electrical Engineering  2  
Quick Question on Frequency (just a theoretical question)  Introductory Physics Homework  4 